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El Pilar, a beautiful colonial church built in the 1760s, was badly damaged by an earthquake; despite renovations, it remains closed.

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$42.99 Tours & Sightseeing

Layover tour San Salvador city and Volcano tour El Boqueron National Park

Upon leaving the plane, a member of our team will be waiting to perform your tax exemption and guide you in the process of leaving the airport. Once outside, your guide will take you from the international airport to the city of San Salvador, in a 45-minute trip. All while discovering the history of this beautiful country. Once in the city our first destination to visit will be the majestic volcano of San Salvador. We will climb to the top of this volcano, from where we will have beautiful landscapes of the city of San Salvador. The city of San Salvador rests at the foot of this huge volcano. From this first viewpoint, we can observe the lake of Ilopango, the Volcano of San Vicente, and if the weather permits, we can observe the Pacific Ocean. Without a doubt, an unmissable visit.We will continue until we reach the top of the volcano. The El Boquerón National Park is located on the crater of the San Salvador volcano. The name refers to the size of the huge volcanic crater. Arrive at the crater take about 10 minutes through a walk in the middle of lush vegetation, full of beautiful seasonal flowers. The difficulty of the 10 minute walk is medium - low. When you reach the top you can be seduced by the scenic beauty of this magnificent volcanic crater full of vegetation. Walks through 3 viewpoints with different perspectives of the crater, the ideal place for a selfie.We will continue with a visit to the city of San Salvador, knowing the most important monuments of the city, crossing the streets and avenues of the most modern metropolitan area. All the way to the Historic Center of San Salvador.In this tour you will be able to see up close as it is the day to day for the Salvadorans, you will have the opportunity to walk through the open markets, and walk in the heart of the historic center of San Salvador.We will visit the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Salvador and the Crypt of Monseñor Romero. We will have beautiful views of the National Palace, we will walk in the square Gerardo neighborhoods. We will visit La Plaza Libertad and discover El Rosario Church, which looks like an abandoned building on the outside, but when entering the architectural beauty is unique at the continent level.We will leave you again at the international airport two hours before your next flight, with the security of having fallen in love with El Salvador and wanting to return for longer time.On this tour you will also have the opportunity to taste the saucer type of the Salvadorans, the Pupusas! (Not included in the price)We will visit the National Crafts Market so you can take the perfect souvenir

$98 Outdoor Activities

Hiking Day Trip to Sierra Negra Volcano Galapagos

Get ready for Sierra Negra Volcano hike (wear comfortable clothes, walking shoes and a light rain jacket). Make sure your camera is stored in waterproof bags, wear some sunscreen, bring enough water, and a hat. The meeting point will be Hotel San Vicente, located at a central point in Puerto Villamil. Be there at 7 am to have enough time to prepare your box lunch at the hotel with the foodstuff of your choice.After a 40-minute drive from Puerto Villamil through some barren lava flows and endemic vegetation, you will arrive to starting point for the hike.The hike is long in terms of distance, but not very difficult as the slopes are quite gradual. The first hour the trail goes uphill on a relatively gentle slope through some lush fern-covered trees. Once you get to the edge of the rim you can catch sight of the 6 miles in diameter and 300 feet deep caldera. Sierra Negra Volcano has the second largest crater in the world. The hike then continues for the next hour along the rim of the caldera as you will witness the vegetation get drier and drier as you advance. You will then reach Volcan Chico, a collection of small craters which erupted during the 1970´s where you can see fumaroles and an impressive volcanic landscape. This area also provides a spectacular view of Elizabeth Bay across Isabela. You will have time to enjoy your box lunch under the shade of a large tree known as Jaboncillo before reaching Volcan Chico.Return time to San Vicente Hotel - Puerto Villamil is programmed around 3 pm.  ** IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to fulfill this tour, you must be at Isabela Island (Puerto Villamil) one day prior to departure.** IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to recent increase in volcanic activity near Sierra Negra volcano on Isabela Island, certain areas of Volcan Sierra Negra have been declared off limits to visitors. Since Janaury 17, 2018, the hiking area known as Volcan Chico, has been closed for hiking. The trail may be re-opened at any time, or other areas may be restricted, depending on seismic activity. For now, our hiking tour will reach up to Elizabeth Bay viewpoint, but the regular hike in Volcan Chico will be omittedNote: There is an option to ride a horse for an additional cost, if interested please let us know beforehand. However, horse rides only reach till Jaboncillo.